Rockwell’s ‘Blacksmith’s Boy’ Fetches $7 Million at Auction
Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle
May 23, 2018
Norman Rockwell’s painting of dueling blacksmiths sold Wednesday for $7 million, as the Berkshire Museum cashed out its gift from the artist with the more delicate rap of an auctioneer’s hammer.
The price paid for “Blacksmith’s Boy — Heel and Toe,” not including buyer’s fees, hit the presale low bid estimate of that amount set by Sotheby’s during a sale crowded with Rockwell works.